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Title

Field

Description

AGI Minority Geoscience Scholarships
American Geological Institiute

Physical Sciences

 

AIGC Fellowship
American Indian Graduate Center

All Fields

$1,000-$5,000 per year for American Indian Master's and PhD candidates.

AMS/Industry/Government Graduate Fellowships in the Atmosphere and Related Oceanic and Hydrologic Sciences
American Meteorlogical Society

Physical Sciences

$22,000 over nine months; women and underrepresented minorities encouraged to apply.

AT&T Labs Fellowship
AT&T Labs

Physical Sciences

Tuition, books, fees, summer study, summer internship, conferences, and $2380 per month stipend for one year; women and underrepresented minorities encouraged to apply.

AWIS Scholarships and Awards
Association for Women in Science

General Sciences

$500-$1000

Chateaubriand Fellowship
French Embassy

General Sciences

$1,300 per month for 6-12 months, tuition, travel, and per diem.

Chrysalis Scholarship Fund
Association for Women Geoscientists

Physical Sciences

Up to $2,000.

Collegiate Inventors Competition
National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation

All Fields

$15,000-$25,000.

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

All Fields

Up to $50,000 for six years.

Josephine de Karman Fellowships
Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust

All Fields

One time $22,000 stipdend

DHS Scholarship
Department of Homeland Security

General Sciences

Tuition, fees, and $2,300 per month stipend for 12 months; renewable 3 years.

Dissertation Fellowship
American Association of University Women

All Fields

$20,000, women from underrepresented minorities strongly encouraged to apply.

Dissertation Fellowship
Ford Foundation

All Fields

$21,000 and expenses for three conferences.

DOD National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program
Department of Defense

Physical Sciences

1st Year: $30,500; 2nd Year: $31,000; 3rd Years $31,500; women and underrepresented minorities encouraged to apply.

EAF Financial Need Scholarship
Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Fund

All Fields

$750-2000, women and underrepresented minorities encouraged to apply.

EAF Merit Scholarship
Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Fund

All Fields

$1000-2000, women and underrepresented minorities encouraged to apply.

Jeanette Elmer Scholarship—Graduate Fellowship
American Indian Graduate Center

All Fields

 

Energy Fellowship
Link Foundation

Physical Sciences

$21,500 for two years

EPA/Marshall Scholarship
EPA/Marshall

General Sciences

Tuition and fees for five years.

Fellowships for Minorities
Ford Foundation

All Fields

$17,000 for PhD candidates and $40,000 for postdocs.

Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
Resources for the Future

Physical Sciences

$12,000

Fusion Energy Sciences Fellowship Program
Department of Energy

Physical Sciences

$19,800 stipdend, tuition and fees; renewable up to 36 months.

Gates Millenial Scholars
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

All Fields

Funding for continuing Gates Scholars.

GEM Fellowship
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science

General Sciences

$14,000 for 1st year, stipend equivalent to department support for years 2-5, tuition and fees.

Gilliam Fellowships in Advanced Study
HHMI

Life Sciences

Up to $44,000 for five years.

Grace Wall Barreda Memorial Fellowship
American Indian Graduate Center

Physical Sciences

 

Graduate Fellowship for Applied Physical Sciences
Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

Applied Physical Sciences, including Biology

Stipend for academic year and tuition allowance.

Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences. Dissertation Support Program
National Physical Science Consortium

Physical Sciences

Stipend, tuition and fees for 2-6 years, 2 years of summer salary: total award generally exceeds $200,000. Women and underrepresented minorties encouraged to apply.

Graduate Research Environmental Fellowships
DOE Global Change Project

General Sciences

$19,200 stipend, tuition; women and underrepresented minorities encouraged to apply.

Grants for Women from Developing Countries
Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund

All Fields

~11,000 one time grant for women from developing countries; must demonstrate intent to return to home country.

GSA Graduate Research Grants
Geological Society of America

Physical Sciences

Various prizes, women and underrepresented minorties encouraged to apply.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowships
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

All Fields

$15,000, women and underrepresented minorties encouraged to apply.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Research Grants
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

All Fields

$15,000-$30,000, women and underrepresented minorties encouraged to apply.

Penelope Hanshaw Scholarship
Association for Women Geoscientists

Physical Sciences

$500

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships in the Applied Physical Sciences
Hertz Foundation

Physical Sciences

Stipend and tuition for five years.

HSF General College Scholarship
Hispanic Scholarship Fund

All Fields

$1,000-$5,000 per year for Hispanic students.

IBM PhD Fellowship Awards
IBM

Physical Sciences

Women and underrepresented minorties encouraged to apply.

International Fellowships
American Association of University Women

All Fields

$18,000 for Master's candidates, $20,000 for PhD candidates, and $30,000 for postdocs; for women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents.

L'Oreal Women in Science Fellowships
L'Oreal

General Sciences

$40,000

Marshall Scholarship
British Council-USA

All Fields

Fees, tuition, and a possible contribution towards the support of a spouse for two academic years.

NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program
NASA

General Sciences

$24,000, renewable for three years; , women and underrepresented minorties encouraged to apply.

NASA Space Grant Fellowships
NASA

Physical Sciences

 

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships
NCAA

All Fields

$7,500

NCAA Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship
NCAA

All Fields

$24,000, renewable 1 year

NOBCChe Graduate Awards
National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers

Physical Sciences

 

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
National Science Foundation

General Sciences

 

PhRMA Fellowships for Predoctoral Training in Pharmaceutics
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation

General Sciences

 

Pine Family Foundation Scholarships
Pine Family Foundation

Life Sciences

$1,000-5,000

Research Leave Fellowship
American Association of University Women

General Sciences

$30,000, women from underrepresented minorities strongly encouraged to apply.

RPSEA Fellowship
Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America Fellowship Program

General Sciences

$30,000 per year.

SDE/GWIS Fellowships
Sigma Delta Epsilon

General Sciences

$5,000-$25,000

SERC Fellowships
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

General Sciences

Research conducted at the Smithsonian.

SHPE/GEM Graduate Award
Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math and Science

General Sciences

$5000 for Hispanic/Latino Master's or PhD candidates.

SMART Scholarships
Department of Defense

General Sciences

Tuition, fees, and a $25,000-41,000 cash award.

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship
Smithsonian

Life Sciences

$6,000-27,000; research conducted at the Smithsonian.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

All Fields

$20,000 stipend and half tuition up to $16,000 for 2 years.

STAR Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study
Environmental Protection Agency

General Sciences

Up to $37,000 per year for three years; women and underrepresented minorities encouraged to apply.

Summer/Short-term Research Publication Grants
American Association of University Women

General Sciences

$6,000, women from underrepresented minorities strongly encouraged to apply.

UNCF/Merck Science Initiative
UNCF/Merck

Science

$52,000 for graduate students and $85,000 for postdocs.

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